Figure: Time series of globally averaged monthly anomalies (°C) for the ESA DUE GlobTemperature LST Climate Data Record (CDR) and CRUTEM4 surface air temperature data set.
Source: Good, E. J., Ghent, D., Bulgin, C., and Remedios, J. (2017), A spatiotemporal analysis of the relationship between near-surface air temperature and satellite land surface temperatures using 17 years of data from the ATSR series, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 9185–9210.